Familiar to moviegoers as the tormented tyke Danny Torrance of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic "The Shining," Danny Lloyd made his film debut at the tender age of six. He was personally selected for the role by Kubrick, who chose him for his ability to stay focused for long periods of time. In short order, Lloyd was riding a Big Wheel bike down lengthy hallways and being chased by a menacing Jack Nicholson.
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Danny Edward Lloyd born October 13, is an American teacher and former child actor best known for his role as Danny Torrance in the horror film The Shining ,  an adaptation of Stephen King 's novel of the same name. In the DVD commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter, they state that Kubrick was able to film all of Lloyd's scenes without the six-year-old actor realizing he was in a horror film. He was led to believe that he was just acting in a drama film about a family who lives in a hotel.
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What Happened to Danny Lloyd After The Shining
The Shining Blanket was inspired by the classic horror film by Stanley Kubrick. The scenes from The Shining at the Overlook Hotel when Danny rides his tricycle through the halls features a bold pattern that has become iconic. The retro colors and geometric print are creepy and comforting at the same time. While lovingly suited for a cabin in the woods with a Colorado vibe, the images Danny sees in those halls are inked into our memories. This blanket measures 50" x 60" which is plenty…. Publicity still of Danny Lloyd.
Some child stars — see Jodie Foster — start their professional career very early and go on for a long time, perhaps they begin at ten with a Disney movie remember Napoleon and Samantha , in ? For some children things are different: they act in a movie that become a masterpiece in the cinematic history and then disappear like Danny Lloyd in The Shining. Sometimes they decided by themselves, sometimes they are crushed by early fame, sometimes — as described by Hot Corn here — they face an hostile fate as happened to the little Matthew Garber of Mary Poppins. In Danny Lloyd was a boy like many others, five years old living in Pekin Illinois, his father heard a call-out for auditions on local radio, they were seeking a boy of his age for a film, so he sent off a photo. What followed is legend, the retirement from acting of Lloyd due to a traumatic event is one among the many false rumours on The Shining. Danny kid retired from acting after his appearance as Young Liddy in the television film Will: G.